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Posted on May 29 2018

The Abel Reels TR Fly Reel has been a longstanding classic in their line up and after a hiatus for full out start to finish redesign, it's back with dealers starting to see stock arriving at their doorsteps.  Visit  your local fly shop to put hands on one of these now. 

I am kind of a fly reel nerd, especially in the click and pawl variety, with a collection that spans from 1950's English made J.W. Young and Hardy reels to the most modern American built along with everything in between.  I can't help but want one of these and hope to get a TR 4/5 in my hands soon.

From the Abel Reels website...  "The return of a classic. The new Abel TR stays true to the roots of the original, but with a striking modern design and feel. The partial porting of the frame draws from the Abel lineage, and its unique features are as inventive as anything Abel has ever produced.
Crafted by our expert machinists in Montrose, Colorado, the TR is a lightweight masterpiece. An integrated precision-balanced clicker on the spool eliminates the need for a counterweight, yielding a clean look and retaining an iconic click-pawl sound. The pronounced palming rim is deliberately shaped to manually control drag pressure in all fishing conditions. The TR also features a large-arbor spool engineered to reduce line memory and increase retrieval rate. Machined stainless steel accents on both the frame and spool add that extra level of detail found only in an Abel reel."


  • Only 21 meticulously machined parts ensure a lifetime of dependable use
  • A time honored click-pawl system protects light tippet while preventing overrun
  • Partially-ported frame for the perfect balance of weight, sound, and aesthetics
  • Milled silhouettes of a stonefly, caddis, and mayfly inside the frame
  • Quick-change spool with a threaded release cap and large-arbor design
  • Designed & machined by trout junkies in Colorado
  • Made in the USA

  • Check out the Abel Reels website for more information and use the TR Reel Builder to create your own new favorite fly reel.

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